bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Lancaster brewery, under the moniker "Dirty Weisse". The pour is clear straw with a diminished ring, leaving spotty lace. Huge framboise aroma, which is what the wheat beer is a) either mixed/cut with, or b) brewed with, depending upon the batch (per the brewer). Natural raspberry upfront on the tongue, not cloying by any means, almost tart. Nice integration of wheat and yeasty notes. Light carbonation levels lend a soft mouthfeel to the pull. Not a terrible job on this one.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft: Poured a light orange colore with not much head. The aroma was of raspberries and a bit of malt. The flavor slightly unbalance with the aftertaste not being of raspberries but of tart malt. Overall, was not a fan of this one.
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Lancaster location. Light pinky colour with a light haziness. Light wheaty spice behind the raspberry character. A fairly doughy maltiness as well. It’s a pretty good fruit beer, really.
GMCC2181 (1509) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Newark location: This was a simple beer. Light and refreshing. There was a hint of raspberry on the nose. And a small amount of raspberries in the actual flavor. Very light and easy to drink. Over all an ok beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a wierd orangey copper, not as cloudy as the picture would have you believe. Thin white head and some spotty lace. Aroma is light raspberry tarts, doughy, light toasted malts and hints of grass and a bit of dms. Ligth artificial raspberry flavor, fruity all around, light toasted malts, and a bit slick in the end. Meh- not my kind of beer.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2008
2.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
ultra light in appearance, great aroma of raspberries very well featured. on the other hand the taste leaves something to be desired, it is on the week side with not much taste to it.
TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong taste of raspberry in this one, not too cloudy compared to most wheat beer which ended up taking away from of that fuller flavor that wheats have compared to light lagers. Enjoyable to drink though.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
nothing really "wheaty" about it, this beer smells and tastes like raspberry soda. a pinkish gold color is the only thing that really tells you that it is actually beer and not some malt liquor infused fruit juice.
MartinT (7956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Syrupy raspberries burst from the well-fed pale maltiness and the judicious leafy hopping takes this Raspberry Wheat to uncommonly appreciable levels for the "style".
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A coat of foam tops the hazy blond.
-I honestly expected a lot less interesting of a beer and was thus pleasantly surprised; so many of these Raspberry Wheat concoctions are mailed in...
-Some wheaty tartness hooked itself onto the raspberry fruitiness.
-The aroma was full of raspberries, but of the sugary kind.
-The slow carbonation helped the palate to analyze the rich maltiness.
-I’m not sure the base beer fits with the raspberries, but that’s just me.
On tap at the Wilmington brewpub.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hazy yellow, wispy white head,
sweet malt aroma with a pronounced raspberry tartness,
rich sweet honey malt flavor provides a good foundation for a lot of raspberry flavor, tartness from the raspberry balances the honey sweetness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20